Stephen J. Summers

Managing Partner - Co-Founder

Stephen Summers is the Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Summers, McDonnell, Hudock & Guthrie, P.C. His practice encompasses a wide variety of civil matters and he has tried numerous cases to verdict in both state and federal courts. In addition to his trial practice, Mr. Summers has argued matters before the Pennsylvania Appellate Courts as well as the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mr. Summers has been recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer. His practice is focused on litigation of claims involving premises liability, municipal liability, immunity of Commonwealth political subdivisions and employment practices.  He regularly tries cases brought against property owners, employers, insurers as well as state and local municipal entities throughout Pennsylvania.  In addition, Mr. Summers serves as coverage counsel addressing issues of tort and casualty insurance coverage for individuals, corporations and municipalities.

EDUCATION
  • Undergraduate: Saint Vincent College, B.A. in Business Administration
  • Law School: Ohio Northern University School of Law, J.D. 1983
ADMISSIONS
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals
PRACTICE AREAS
  • Tort and Casualty Litigation
  • General Business and Municipal Litigation
    • Civil Rights and Municipal Law
    • Employment Practices Law
    • Trucking Accidents
    • Wrongful Death Claims
    • Dram Shop Claims
MEMBERSHIPS AND HONORS
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers – Recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in the area of civil litigation defense for 2015, 2016 and 2017
  • Martindale Hubbell – AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review rated
  • Allegheny County Academy of Trial Lawyers – Member of this select invitation-only organization that promotes the highest standards of integrity, civility and competence in the legal profession, limited to 250 lawyers who are actively engaged in a civil trial practice
  • American Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • Pennsylvania Defense Institute

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